Central Region Commissioner of Police John Nyondo on Wednesday appealed for support from traditional leaders and stakeholders in the fight against crime.
The commissioner made the appeal at Tembwe Trading Centre in Lilongwe during an exchange visit between Salima and Mchinji community policing forums.
“It is our wish to create a crime-free nation and this battle cannot be won without support from chiefs who look after people in various communities,” Nyondo said.
He commended Senior Chief Kalonga of Salima and Traditional Authority Mlonyeni for their personal commitments in taking a leading role towards promoting safety and security in their respective areas.
“A nation cannot develop unless the safety and security of the people are well looked into it,” Nyondo said.
He urged all traditional leaders and other stakeholders in the country to emulate what the two chiefs are doing.
At least 133 people from Salima and Mchinji attended the meeting.
Traditional dances such as gule wamkulu and ingoma, comedy and displays by officers from Mchinji Police Station spiced up the event. n